Alien, Zorro, Star Wars, Star Trek, V, and Pirates of the Caribbean—what connection do these diverse and wildly successful franchises share?
Acclaimed bestselling author Ann C. Crispin.
The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers is thrilled to name Ms. Crispin the 2013 Grandmaster, the highest honor awarded by the organization. The annual award, also known as the Faust, recognizes her achievements writing novels and short stories based on movies and television shows. A supremely talented writer and generous mentor, Ms. Crispin has authored twenty-four novels and several short stories. She teaches writing workshops and seminars and co‑founded Writer Beware, an invaluable blog and online resource which has exposed countless scams that prey on writers.
In addition to her tie-in work, Ms. Crispin created the wonderful StarBridge series aimed at young adult readers. She also collaborated with the legendary Andre Norton on two novels in the Witch World series.
The award will be presented at a ceremony in July at Comic-Con in San Diego, where the IAMTW will also be presenting the Scribe Awards, honoring the best tie-ins of the year.
IAMTW (www.iamtw.org) is a professional organization for authors of books based on TV shows, movies, and games. The organization is dedicated educating the public about our field, enhancing the professional status of our members, and to providing a forum for tie-in writers to share information, support one another, and discuss issues relating to our industry.